Am I A Good Candidate For Dental Veneers?

Not many problems in life are solved with “one size fits all” approaches. Dental veneers are an excellent choice for minor challenges with the shape, shade, or rotation of your teeth, but they are not right for every patient. Applying dental veneers requires your dentist to remove a thin layer of tooth surface to bond the veneer to your tooth, making choosing veneers a permanent decision.


Who Makes A Good Candidate For Dental Veneers?

Here is a brief guide to who makes a top candidate for receiving dental veneers. If you can answer “Yes” to all these questions, veneers may be an effective answer to your dental concerns.

  1. Are the challenges to your smile mild in nature? Dental veneers cannot fix problems with tooth structure, extremely light or dark natural teeth, or extremely crooked teeth.
  2. Are your teeth and gums otherwise healthy? If not, veneers may be considered as part of an overall smile reconstruction for all the oral health and appearance issues you have.
  3. Are you free of problems with tooth-grinding? Tooth grinding can damage veneers and cause them to fail.
  4. Are the teeth in the “smile zone”? Veneers are most useful as a restoration for natural teeth visible in the front of your mouth when you smile.
  5. Are you willing to care for your veneers after they are applied? Taking care to avoid dental injuries and regular daily flossing and brushing are essential to avoid cracks or chips that require replacing your dental veneers.

“Dental veneers are an excellent aesthetic solution for many types of problems,” says Dr. Carol Ford, a cosmetic dentist practicing in central Phoenix and the founder/owner of Dr. Carol Ford & Associates. “If you have questions about whether veneers are the right choice for you, call our office for an examination and a consultation.”


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